Cremin was a student of Somerville High School. She did volunteer work at Somerville Cable Access Television, worked with third graders at the Child Development Program at her school, and worked at Star Market.
Deanna Cremin was found behind a senior housing complex four days after her seventeenth birthday. An autopsy revealed she had been strangled, and her murder remains unsolved.
Police identified three men as persons of interest in the crime: Cremin's teenage boyfriend; a Somerville firefighter more than twice Cremin's age, said to have been fixated on her; and a third adult man, later imprisoned at Massachusetts Correctional Institution - Cedar Junction. But no charges were pressed.
In 2005, Middlesex district attorney Martha Coakley announced newforensic evidence had been found with procedures unavailable in 1995, raising hope of progress in the case, but again no charges were pressed.
In 2009, current Middlesex district attorney Gerry Leone stated that the murder would be solved, but law enforcement needed witnesses who had remained silent to come forward. The Cremin family erects a billboard each year since her death, to offer a reward for information about the killer. At the bottom of the billboard, a quote reads: "You know what you did to me. How much longer must I wait! Please help make my time in heaven restful." The reward has grown from $10,000 in 1995 to $20,000 by 2005. It is now up $70,000 because On March 31, 2014, the Mayor of Somerville announced a $50,000 reward to help find the people, or person behind Deanna Cremin's murder.
The Deanna Cremin Reward Scholarship is a $500 annual award given to one recipient currently attending the Child Development Program at Somerville High School.
A funny story:
Once when Deanna was a child, her mother found her and her sister making chicken soup in the toilet.
It has now been 20 years. It is time to give Katherine Cremin and her family answers and justice.
.Anyone with information regarding Deanna Cremin's unsolved murder please call this confidential tip line: 617-544-7167
Middlwsex county district att. 617-679-6600
Friends of Deanna Cremin (Facebook)